Blast of winter blanketing Southern BC, highway passes getting hit hard

By James Peters
February 3, 2017 - 12:03pm Updated: February 3, 2017 - 5:43pm

KAMLOOPS —The snow that has fallen for most of the day will continue throughout the weekend, according to Environment Canada.

Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau says it may only end on Monday.

"It's looking like potentially around 5cm or so on Saturday, and potentially another 5cm or so on Sunday. The amounts right now are looking like they are not quite at a level for us to issue a warning [in Kamloops], but we will be keeping a close eye on it," said Charbonneau.

Charbonneau adds this weather is due to a warm front moving in.

"We've got a warm front that is sort of pushing moisture over the southern half of B.C. Another low pressure system right in behind that. That is going to lead to a prolonged period of snowfall right across most of the Southern B.C. Interior right through the weekend, into the beginning of next week," said Charbonneau. 

Roads are slippery both inside and outside of the city.

However, an earlier closure on the Coquihalla Highway near Inks Lake has been cleared up.

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